The Tomorrow Prize & The Green Feather Award

The Tomorrow Prize
for original short science fiction by Los Angeles  County high school students

Readings & Awards Presentation at LitFest Pasadena on Sunday, May 20, 2018 * 5:30pm

Actress Jasika Nicole (FRINGE) Reads at The Tomorrow Prize


Now in its fourth year, The Tomorrow Prize for short science fiction by Los Angeles County high school students is presented by Light Bringer Project and Sci-Fest L.A. This competition inspires students to explore their present through speculating about their future and to excel in the art of storytelling. It is open to all 9th to 12th grade students attending schools in L.A. County.  Over 15 schools and hundreds of students are participating in The Tomorrow Prize 2018. At LitFest Pasadena on May 20, 2018 at 5:30pm, celebrity guests will read the five finalists’ stories, after which the first, second, and third place winners will be announced.

The Green Feather Award
presented by Los Angeles Audubon


This special award, presented during The Tomorrow Prize Readings & Awards, recognizes an outstanding science fiction short story by a teen author that centers on overcoming today’s environmental challenges. The winning story will highlight the importance of ecology and biodiversity. The winning story will be read aloud on stage by a celebrity guest.

Tomorrow Prize Finalists, 2018
To be announced!

Tomorrow Prize Honorable Mentions, 2018
To be announced!

Tomorrow Prize Finalist Judges

Bobak Ferdowsi, Systems Engineer, Jet Propulsion Laboratories
Michelle Gagnon, YA Novelist
C.B. Lee, Sci-Fi Novelist
Tiffany Owens, Chair, City of Pasadena Arts and Culture Commission
Sherri L. Smith, YA Novelist

The Green Feather Award Judges

Jane Beseda, Los Angeles Audubon
Mary Cruz, Los Angeles Audubon
Alice Hsieh, Los Angeles Audubon
Jamie Lowry, Los Angeles Audubon
Lynne Slattery Schroeder, Los Angeles Audubon

Tomorrow Prize First Round Judges

Sarah Stephens Bean, Writer & Young Storytellers Foundation Board
Lisa Beebe, Writer
Tanya Bjork, Comic Book Writer
Heather Dever, Editor
Lillian Diaz-Przybyl, Editor
Lena Garcia, Educator
Erik Jackiw, Professor & Librarian
Kathleen Kaufman, Sci-Fi Novelist
Laura McMahon, Librarian
Stephanie Olivieri, YA Writer
Lauren Salerno, Shades & Shadow Founder, Writer, Librarian
Chelsea Sutton, PEN Fellow and Award-Winning Playwright

Organizing Board

Rosalind Helfand, The Tomorrow Prize Director
Lisa Beebe, Writer
Jennifer Brody, YA Novelist
Griffin Davis, Writer